Okay, here'* the situation-
'93 Buick Park Avenue
white exterior with dark blue leather interior
factory alloy wheels
new brakes and tires, he says (tires look newer, at least)
windows might be tinted-didn't check (it was twilight, then night, didn't have time nor did
engine compartment is quite dirty
Radiator fluid, with the limited light I had, looked okay. Not great, but okay. Didn't check
used to have XM Satellite radio, had receiver put in on top of back rear glass, now has a
generic tape player/radio head unit. Receiver still there, as well as original, retractable
antenna. Retractable antenna doesn't work; leads me to believe leftover XM antenna is
still hooked up to the head unit, original one disconnected.
paint is original, with a scratch here and there ( one big one over fuel door) and faded
but in great condition for being 12 years old.
Interior is GREAT! leather is soft and supple, not badly worn at all for the age. No
detected stains or spots inside anywhere, and it'* clean, too! cupholder is broken,
one rust hole on top passenger portion of hood, near windshield, about a inch and a hlaf
Also, rust in metal area between rear bumper and body, under built-in gap between
bumper and taillight assembly. Only spotable from under the car - looks like water was
supposed to pass through holes in this metal piece, but rust spots of about an inch and
a half - two inches have started on the far left and, to a lesser degree, far right
corners of the metal piece. Also, the spots where wet. Don't know what'* up with
that; any insight into what would cause this would be appreciated
A big bummer - trunk is wet inside. Carpet and mat aren't really so, but it'* quite wet on
the insulation underneath the carpet, and especially in the spare tire well.
Condensation all over inside the spare tire and inside the well :( spare tire rim had
surface rust all over it, too, but I got the impression the leak hadn't been around for a
long time. Found one place where it must've been leaking from, but it seemed pretty
bad inside to come from this one spot. There was a wet spot underneath the spot,
though, on the carpet which was otherwise very dry. It was the insulation which was
considerably wet. and that spare tire well
But I think this might all mostly be
from those hurricanes that came by about a month or two ago. Must have gotten this
trunk bad :( Rust seems very limited inside the trunk though. For now, at least...
Here'* the listing on AutoTrader. You get a picture, at least
Well? Any advice? He wants $2750 obo, I was thinking of offering him $2100 after a CarFax check and a check by my mechanic, since he knows about the problems, and trying to get it for $2300 or under at least, $2200 or under preferably.
What do you guys think?